Monthly disposable contact lenses are among the most commonly used contact lenses worldwide. These are disposable lenses and should be worn daily for a month and then disposed of. Monthly contact lenses are soft lenses and come in mainly two different materials, hydrogels and silicone hydrogels; you can read more about this in detail below. There are various brands of monthly disposable contact lenses available in India. Some leading brands include Biofinity and Avaira from Cooper Vision, Air Optix and O2 Optix from Alcon, Soft lens and Pure vision2 HD from Bausch and Lomb and Acuvue Vita from Johnson and johnson.
They are worn when you begin your day and need to be removed at the end of the day. After removing them, the lenses need to be cleaned and kept in the contact lens case. They are soaked in lens solution to wear the same the following day.
Contact lenses are meant to correct refractive error and are the most convenient way to get rid of your glasses. If you are looking for an affordable alternative, Yes, Monthly disposable lenses are for you. These lenses are entirely safe to use, and a little hygienic approach is required to use monthly disposable contact lenses. These lenses need to be cleaned and soaked correctly every time after use, and hence little patient compliance is necessary to use these lenses. Also, kindly read about contact lens care.
Sometimes patients are non-compliant or don’t have enough time to clean lenses daily and keep them ready for the next day. Some may not be medically suitable candidates for monthly disposable contact lenses. Other disposable contact lenses include biweekly contact lenses or daily disposable contact lenses for such patients.
Contact lenses are placed on the surface of the eye. More accurately, they are placed on the cornea, the front-most transparent layer of the eye. The contact lenses are bathed by tear film and come in contact with our eyelids. Our eyelids have multiple oil glands called meibomian glands. These glands are responsible for secreting oil on the tear film surface, preventing quick evaporation of tear fluid and thus preventing dryness.
Thus, when one wears contact lenses, there is an accumulation of lipids, proteins, calcium and other substances on the surface of the lens. These deposits can be cleaned every night when one removes the contact lenses. The patient can do this for a month, and then the patient can open a new pair of lenses.
Monthly contact lenses are cost-effective as well as comparatively safe contact lenses. They are cheaper than daily disposable contact lenses as we dispose of them in a month and not every day. These lenses come in Hydrogel as well as Silicone Hydrogel materials. The critical difference between the two is the oxygen permeability of the lens. In simple words amount of oxygen can pass through the contact lens and reach the eye's cornea. How do that matter to the contact lens wearer? Due to their high O2 permeability, Silicone Hydrogel lenses can be worn for all the waking hours, which can be even 15-18 hours a day. Due to less oxygen supply, Hydrogel lenses can only be worn for 8-10 hours a day comfortably. Due to better soft lens material, Silicone Hydrogel lenses are costlier than Hydrogel monthly disposable lenses. Learn more about the cost of contact lenses at eye solutions.
As said, monthly contact lenses are widely available now. Most of all leading brands cover the range of prescriptions, including monthly contact lenses for cylindrical power, and can be received on the same day or in a span of 2-3 days after ordering. However, some prescriptions with very high astigmatism or significantly high myopia or hyperopia can take time, which also limits the brand’s availability. To know your power availability, please reach out to us using a chat icon/call icon at the right bottom corner of your screen.
The cost of these lenses has reduced in the past few years. The price has dropped because of better manufacturing techniques and more significant volume production. Find out more about the cost of contact lenses.
Over the years, contact lenses have become an over the counter product. In most cases, nothing happens, but an eye doctor must examine your eyes to make sure you are a good candidate for contact lenses. They would also check your eye power and ensure you don’t buy the wrong contact lenses. First contact lens consultation is crucial when considering moving to contact lenses.
At Eye Solutions, we offer specific discounts to all our patients with free shipping. We also take back unopened contact lenses if the eye power changes. You can order your monthly contact lenses here.